South China Morning Post sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett takes a breather during a training session at Happy Valley, Hong Kong. He has been abstaining from alcohol since May. Photo: Antony Dickson

How I rewired my brain by giving up drinking. I used to be full of self-pity, now I confront negative thoughts and I am so much happier

  • I knew the physical benefits I would get when I quit alcohol to prepare for the Hong Kong Marathon. I wasn’t expecting the psychological improvements
  • My mental health is transformed. I can deal with negative emotions. It feels as if someone has taken sandpaper to all the rough edges in my life
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South China Morning Post sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett takes a breather during a training session at Happy Valley, Hong Kong. He has been abstaining from alcohol since May. Photo: Antony Dickson
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